The rousing historical epic tells the true story of one of Europe’s most celebrated World War II-era resistance fighters.
Max Manus: Man of War follows Manus from the outbreak of World War II until the summer of 1945. After fighting against the Russians during the Winter War in Finland, Manus returns to a German-occupied Norway. He joins the resistance movement and becomes one of the most important members of the so-called “Oslo Gang,” soon confirming his reputation for audacity by making two daring escapes from German captivity. He eventually reunites with his best friend Gregers Gram in Scotland, where they receive special training as saboteurs with a pan-national resistance movement, after which they are parachuted back to their homeland.
One of the film’s most thrilling sequences is a detailed account of the sabotage techniques used to sink a heavily guarded German supply ship in Oslo harbor, an act that leads to severe retaliation from the local Gestapo leader, Siegfred Fehmer.
This Norwegian film can be viewed in its original Norwegian language with or without English subtitles.
DVD in NTSC format (i.e. formated to play in North America)